News | February 22, 2022

Senior Attorney Kym Hunter to serve on new transportation plan advisory board

SELC’s own Kym Hunter has been selected to serve on a newly formed advisory board charged with developing the North Carolina Clean Transportation Plan. 

Hunter is one of eighteen members, and will be representing the environmental community. Other members on the board, which will meet monthly for the next year, will represent the auto industry, local government, academics, clean transportation, EVs, environmental justice, and state agencies. 

“I am proud and excited to serve on this historic new board.  SELC has long been the leading voice calling for meaningful climate action in the transportation sector, and we are thrilled to see North Carolina step up to take action,” says Hunter, a senior attorney who also serves as SELC’s Government Accountability Regional Leader.

She adds, “The work of the board will build our groundbreaking legal settlement to tackle climate change at the NC Department of Transportation. I will continue to push for solutions that reduce climate changing emissions while also building vibrant resilient communities across our state.”

The primary objective of the process for developing the Clean Transportation Plan will be to collaboratively develop a list of actionable policy and programmatic efforts to reduce climate changing emissions from the transportation sector in North Carolina.

The process will take into consideration the diverse viewpoints of all stakeholders as well as the potential impacts of each recommendation with respect to Executive Order 246’s commitment to incorporate environmental and equity considerations and benefits in the Clean Transportation Plan’s implementation.

The stakeholder process aims to:

  • Share best practices and increase awareness of the current landscape of clean transportation initiatives in North Carolina
  • Assess the opportunities, challenges, and considerations with creating a more equitable clean transportation system in the state, with a specific focus on the potential impacts on under-served populations and communities
  • Establish additional goals as appropriate to support North Carolina’s transition to an equitable, clean transportation system
  • Develop actionable strategies, with an emphasis on near-term action, that will support achievement of the goals in E.O. 246 and any other goals developed as part of NCCTP process
  • Develop accountability metrics to track progress for priorities